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Florida medical marijuana compromise likely won’t allow smoking

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TALLAHASSEE Florida patients may be able to vape or munch on medical-marijuana products but they almost certainly won’t be allowed to light up joints or take bong hits, under a compromise being worked on by House and Senate leaders. Lawmakers are trying to reach consensus on a proposal to carry out a constitutional amendment, overwhelmingly approved by more than 70 …

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Rules for medical marijuana cultivation in Ohio nearly finalized

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In this July 15, 2011 file photo, a marijuana plant stands amid a plantation. (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini, File) COLUMBUS, OH (AP) – Ohio’s rules for medical marijuana cultivators have cleared their final legislative hurdle. Cleveland.com reports the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review cleared the rules for growers, including application and license fees, without objection on Monday. Columbus attorney David …

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Fenton Township says ‘no’ to medical marijuana facilities

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The Fenton Township Board of Trustees decided to do nothing about the Medical Marijuana Facilities Act, which allows licensing for different types of medical marijuana facilities. Fenton Twp. — By doing nothing, the Fenton Township Board of Trustees decided not to allow residents to grow, process, transport, or distribute marijuana. Currently, the township does not have an ordinance allowing or …

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House panel passes medical marijuana bill; Senate panel to vote today

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Amid tears and outrage from critics of the Florida House ’s medical marijuana bill, the House Appropriations Committee passed it along party lines Tuesday morning. Activists lined up to speak, one after the other decrying two provisions of the bill. The bill bans smoking, vaping and edibles, which left many patients and caregivers wondering how marijuana was supposed to be …

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More than 200 Pa. children using medical marijuana in Safe Harbor program

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HARRISBURG — More than 200 children with serious illnesses are legally obtaining medical marijuana outside Pennsylvania while state officials work to make the product available to them here. The state Health Department has so far approved 226 Safe Harbor applications so patients under 18 have access to medical marijuana available in other states with established programs, officials announced Monday, the …

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Minnesota’s medical marijuana program tries to measure up

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LeafLine Labs operates a 42,000-square-foot growing facility out of Cottage Grove. Submitted photo Andrew Bachman describes his company’s medicine as “healthcare from the heartland.” It’s a romantic sentiment from the CEO of a medical company, but Bachman’s LeafLine Labs isn’t your average medicine manufacturer. The Cottage Grove-based company is one of only two producers of cannabis under Minnesota’s medical marijuana …

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Medical marijuana topic of Liberty Twp. meeting tonight

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Bottles of cannabis oil. With full implementation of Ohio’s new state law about one year off and rules governing the retail sale, cultivation and processing of marijuana not yet written, most municipalities have elected to proceed with caution. HYOSUB SHIN / AJC LIBERTY TWP. Liberty Twp. trustees will discuss medical marijuana during a work session tonight. The township placed a …

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Green Medicine: Medical Marijuana Rolls Out In Ohio

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Take Two (Hits) & Call Me In The Morning: Continuing the Medical Marijuana Conversation It started with survivor’s guilt. Robert Kowalski’s Air Force lieutenant was the first Air Force officer to be killed once Operation Iraqi Freedom had commenced. Kowalski was supposed to be in the truck when it was hit. In 2010, after two deployments in Iraq, Kowalski returned …